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    Mental Health First Aid

    In order to help people provide initial support for someone with a mental health problem, the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University has developed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course. The MHFA course is a 12-hour course developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm with the aim to improve the mental health literacy of members of the Australian community.

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    Mental Health Foundation ACT Inc

    The Mental Health Foundation ACT Inc works to implement creative partnerships with mental health consumers, other mental health organisations, Commonwealth and Territory Government agencies, mental health professionals, community organisations and supportive individuals with a view to improving mental health in the ACT.

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    Mental Health Foundation of Australia

    The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is an organisation of professionals, sufferers, families of sufferers and related organisations concerned with mental health and concerned members of the public. Its aims are to: Promote mental health and attitudes to mental health;establish collaboration with governments, individuals, and health related agencies, groups and organisations; make recommendations regarding mental health policy, implementation and services; and encourage and initiate mental health research.

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    Mental Health Publications

    An A-Z list of mental health publications found on the Department of Health and Ageing website.

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    Mental Health: ARAFMI

    ARAFMI provides support and advocacy for families and friends with mental illness or disorder. ARAFMI can help by offering, support, education and advocacy.

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    Mental Health: Australian Psychological Society

    The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 21,000 members. The APS is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples’ lives, through improving scientific knowledge and community wellbeing.

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    Mental Health: Clinical Practice Guidelines

    The RANZCP has developed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to provide mental health practitioners, consumers, and carers with evidence-based information about particular mental illnesses and appropriate treatment options. The guidelines address six specific disorders or conditions, these include; Anorexia nervosa; Bipolar disorder; Deliberate self harm (youth and adult); Depression; Panic disorder and agoraphobia; and Schizophrenia.

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    Mental Health: Enhancing Student Wellbeing

    Enhancing Student Wellbeing is a suite of resources to assist university educators to develop policies, curriculum and teaching and learning environments that better support student mental health. The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across student populations in higher education is an issue of significant concern for universities. This project supports sector-wide conversations, a whole-of-institution approach and pedagogical innovations that promote mental health and wellbeing, enabling all students to realise their academic potential.

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    Mental Health: MoodGYM training program

    Delivering cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing depression.

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    Mental Health: National Institute of Mental Health - Medications - US

    NIMH provides a detailed booklet that describes mental disorders and the medications for treating them -- includes a comprehensive list of medications.